Monday, September 02, 2013
Our trip to California was terrific. We went to spend some time with Ann & Al near LA, with a side trip to visit Alison & Joe in San Diego. And we had added benefits of getting to see all the nieces and nephews, too. Lots of talking and good eats and trip planning were added to the mix.
Highlights included getting to see the space shuttle Endeavour at the LA Science Center,
And a visit to the LA County Natural History museum.
When we went to San Diego, we picked up Alison (enjoying her yard)
and went to dinner at a Japanese place at Balboa Park, and then stayed for a wonderful organ concert. We met with the great Cap’n Poolie - getting to visit with her for the second time. What a treat she is! I’m sorry that the only picture of her I took was too blurry to save.
The next day we went back to Balboa Park and went through the Botanical Garden and the Timken Art Museum, then to the Museum of Natural History. After lunch, we drove out to Point Loma,
before going back to the motel to nap, then to dinner with Alison & Joe.
On our way back to Torrance, we stopped at the Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla. What a great facility that is! We wanted to go to the art museum, but it was closed. The sculpture outside was special, though.
Also, heading north, we stopped at the Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. It was great, and one of the few missions that Ann & Al had not visited.
We spent the rest of our visit talking and playing bridge.
We got home about 9:30 Sunday night. The plane was a little late leaving LA, but no problems in flight. We were late enough getting to Atlanta that we missed our scheduled shuttle. There was enough space on the next one, though, so we weren’t too late getting home.
Tomorrow, it’s back to the routine - especially getting to the grocery store and restocking the empty larder.